electron-volt


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elec′tron-volt`

or elec′tron volt`,



n.
a unit of energy, equal to the energy acquired by an electron accelerating through a potential difference of one volt and equivalent to 1.602 x 10−19 joules. Abbr.: eV, ev
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The three-input sorter is estimated to expend only 1 electron-volt of energy -- 100,000 times less than the equivalent semiconductor circuit.
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The energy range is roughly 2,000 to 20,000 electron-volts.
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20 solar flare, was particularly rich in protons packing more than 100 million electron-volts (MeV) of energy.
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